Blind Tiger

BA SCORE
97
world-class

215 Reviews
Blind TigerBlind Tiger
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

281 Bleecker St
New York, New York, 10014-4106
United States

(212) 462-4682 | map
blindtigeralehouse.com

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Added by slander on 03-15-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
340
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
5.92%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
53
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 215 | Ratings: 340
Reviews by BeTheBall:
Photo of BeTheBall
3.25/5  rDev -26%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Stopped in this past Saturday afternoon for a couple of cold ones. "S" shaped bar aloong the right/back from the right corner entrance, flanked by maybe 15 tbales, some along the windows, which were open and begged for much interesting people watching in The Village.
About 20? beers on tap, with many dozens in bottles, all craft, no BMC, which is nice. The selection included many IPA's and Stouts, a little different for a warm Saturday afternoon for me. I had a Bruery Saison followed by an Unearthly, both served in proper glassware.
We split an order of the Chicken Quesadillas, which tasted OK, but were sort of greasy.
While the 2 bartenders seemed nice, serviecf at this place, well at that time was not good at all. There was zero floor service for tables, meaning that we had to pick a spot to invade the bar and yell over others for drinks or food. I hate that. It took 5-10 minutes to do this when we arrived; very, very close to my patience threshold and us walking out. Not sure if this happens at other times, as this was my first visit.
I would say, based on the service problems we had, and the sort of IPA/Stout skewed tap list, I may not return on subsequent visits to NYC (I live in MA, so am a tourist there). Other places I've been have better service, better beer and better food, but probably not better people watching if you can get a window. Still, I enjoyed my two beers and was thankful we were not in a BMC bar...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AlvinLin
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of user785335
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of ikesonfire
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Biggest selection of craft brew on tap I have ever seen. I had two imperial stouts after trying a few: Prairie Christmas BOMB! and Other Half: We've Been Out There In Orbit.

Cool place, wooden decor, good amount of seating. Friendly staff. I got the shrimp tacos which was one of the daily specials and I was impressed.

Overall a great place if you're looking for a large quantity and high quality selection of beer. Would recommend!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

My wife and I stopped in here after lunch at a vegan place down the street. Not too large, dark wood, fire in the fireplace. Very comfortable.
28 beers on tap, including three from Hill Farmstead. Two cask offerings.
We sat at the bar and had a great conversation with the guy next to us.
Service was good.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.76/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Went here last summer and was very impressed with everything. They had a few Hill Farmstead beers on tap and a pretty good menu!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of shoretaxi
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Conscious_Palate
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of msondel
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ConorGolden
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of StoutBoi
3.97/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Buffbraz
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of SRBush1974
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
4.39 out of 5 based on 340 ratings.
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